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stooge

an actor who feeds lines to a comedian or acts as his foil or butt
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What the three stooges intimated to the public is that if your child is sick today, it is because of the vaccine, and that is the fault of none other than former President Aquino who benefited therefrom by making your child sick,' she said.
Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 ( ANI ): The Islamic State has declared war on Taliban militants in Afghanistan as it called the latter "hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers".
The Chairman of Jammu Kashmir liberation Front (JKLF), Mohammad Yasin Malik in a statement said that Zubair Ahmad Turray was a classic example of how India and its local stooges were pushing Kashmiri youth to the wall.
The Stooges were pioneers in sound, look and live presentation, and along the way invented a genre - punk rock - and influenced countless others that followed.
Organiser Ken Kaye said: "We look forward to taking people back to those heady days when an evening would be spent in a flea-ridden, smoke-filled picture palace, sniggering at the antics of the Three Stooges or marvelling at travel documentaries of exotic places you had little hope of ever visiting.
Drummer Scott Asheton of Iggy & The Stooges performs during the Vegoose music festival at Sam Boyd Stadium's Star Nursery Field October 27, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada (AFP/File, Ethan Miller)
BAD POINTS: The Stooges kept their films short and the tomfoolery wears thin when spread across a full length feature.
However, the original Three Stooges worked their magic in short films while the Farrellys attempt to drag out the tomfoolery here to an uncomfortable 91 minutes.
THE THREE STOOGES (PG) Verdict:THE Farrelly Bros began their filmmaking careers back in 1994 with the Jim Carrey hit Dumb & Dumber.
Sadly, the run of poor form doesn't change with The Three Stooges, a lacklustre revival of the slapstick and japes, which turned vaudeville trio Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine into household names in the 1930s and 1940s.
THE Three Stooges - Moe, Curly and Larry - were comedy legends in the US in the 1930s, but never quite clicked in the UK.